Save the date for the AASHL AAMC 2015 taking place Nov 5-8 in Baltimore, MD.

Congratulations to the 2015 AASHL Leadership Scholarship awardees!

Applications now being accepted for the 2015-2016 New Directors Symposium.

AAHSL is pleased to present a new feature: The Library Director Openings page!

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: Class of 2014-2015.


The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and
directors in advancing the patient care, research, education, and community service missions of academic health
centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management.

AAHSL promotes the success of its members through relevant programming and services; benchmarking;
advocacy; partnerships with like-minded organizations; and the development of a community of colleagues.

Organizational Identity

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comprises the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

It includes other related libraries and organizations that lead in resolving information and knowledge management problems in the health care environment. 

The organization was founded in 1977 as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSLD). Beginning in 1996, the directors of medical school libraries formed the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), a new organization with a mission similar to that of AAHSLD but with a greater scope of activities. 

AAHSL is a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the AAMC.

Call for Applications

  • New Directors Symposium, 2015-2016

AAHSL is pleased to announce its call for applications to the 2015-2016 New Directors Symposium.  This popular program will provide an opportunity for directors appointed since January 2014 to learn more about leading AAHSL libraries in times of great change, and to forge connections with colleagues and leaders in our field.  Details concerning the program, eligibility, and application instructions are contained in the application. For earliest consideration, applications should be received by July 27, 2015Learn more and application instructions.

Questions about the symposium may be directed to: Carol Jenkins, AAHSL Leadership Program DirectorTania Bardyn, Future Leadership Committee Chair; or Cynthia Robinson, NDS Planning Subcommittee Chair.




Library Director Openings

The Library Director Openings page lists Library Director positions that are currently open at academic health sciences libraries. These may include positions with various titles denoting chief responsibility for the health sciences library. Contact Us if you would like a Health Sciences Library Director position available at your institution to be posted on this page.

Job Title Institution Date Posted Date Closing
Executive Director, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library Howard University 6/15/15 N/A
Director and Head Librarian Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University 6/5/15 N/A
Senior Director of Libraries UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries 6/3/15 N/A
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